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The Morningstar orphanage is destroyed in a blaze and Bob Lane needs emergency shelter for his children. His friend Debbie Flynn has room in Eveningstar, a retirement facility she manages, ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
Sherry Hursey ...  Debbie Flynn 7 episodes, 1986
Darrell Larson ...  Bob Lane 7 episodes, 1986
Kate Reid ...  Martha Cameron 7 episodes, 1986
Jeff Corey ...  Bill McGregor 7 episodes, 1986
Sylvia Sidney ...  Binnie Baylor 7 episodes, 1986
Elizabeth Wilson ...  Kathy Kelly 7 episodes, 1986
Scatman Crothers ...  Excell Dennis 7 episodes, 1986
Mason Adams ...  Gordon Blair 7 episodes, 1986
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ...  Nora Blake 7 episodes, 1986
Fred Savage ...  Alan Bishop 7 episodes, 1986
Melissa Francis Melissa Francis ...  Sarah Bishop 7 episodes, 1986
Christopher Peters Christopher Peters ...  Kevin Murphy 7 episodes, 1986
Tammy Lauren ...  Lisa Thurston 7 episodes, 1986
David Goldsmith ...  Martin Palmer 7 episodes, 1986
Joaquin Phoenix ...  Doug Roberts 7 episodes, 1986
Ebonie Smith ...  Eugenie Waters 7 episodes, 1986


The Morningstar orphanage is destroyed in a blaze and Bob Lane needs emergency shelter for his children. His friend Debbie Flynn has room in Eveningstar, a retirement facility she manages, so the generations are combined. Sone adjustment is required but everyone starts learning important life lessons from each other.

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25 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The Feel Good Show of 1986
15 July 2003 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

Personal Note: I first saw this show during the three worst months of my life, working in Big Spring Texas.

Pleasant enough hour long drama series on CBS that ran for about 3 months. A mixed cast of old and young stars.

+++Spoler Alert!+++

After the town orphanage is destroyed, the young residents are allowed to stay at a retirement home. We see the trials and tribulations of the two generations learning to live together under one roof.

Of the younger stars, two went on the bigger and better things, Fred Savage, and Leaf Phoenix. The elder cats included the great Scatman Crothers, and Mason Adams, the voice of Smuckers Jam commercials in the USA.

As it was on for so short a time, it's fair to guess this show is lost to the ages.

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